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It is anachronism to apply Plagiarism to religion

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Submitted by Doron Zielinski (Australia), Feb 8, 2007 at 19:09

Revellation at Sinai, God in the flesh (Christ) & Divine Estasy are critical notions to accept iof one is to be a follower of a religion. The idea that God reveals Himself to a nation as at Mt Sinai (Judaism), or through an individual, which is central to Christianity and Islam. The problem is that to be a believer you have to have faith in this idea.

If a person met you tomorrow and claimed to experience divine revellation we would put them away in a home for the mentally ill. In fact numerous individuals 'see' God and 'speak' to him daily in such homes. The problem with Plagiarism being applied to religion is that none of the writings are corrrectly attributed to authors people often write in the name of X and or attribute works to X. The concept of owning ideas is relatively new and utterly foreign to the ancient mind. It is anachronistic to apply such a concept.

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